The Bosch GCL 25 five-point laser is designed for short-distance leveling and transfer applications. The tool’s single-button operation can be used to quickly switch between multiple self-leveling modes and a slope mode, increasing productivity on the job site.
“It combines two tools in one,” says Prerna Srivastava, Bosch’s product manager for measuring tools. “It’s a cross between a five-point laser and a line laser and it has cross lines that you can use in the horizontal as well as the vertical leveling mode, which is perfect for alignment and leveling applications, such as hanging cabinets.”
Other applications include transferring points to a ceiling for lighting installations using plumb points, leveling chair rails, squaring room partitions or walls using the five-point mode and framing. Srivastava adds that the five-point option is helpful for putting up stair rails.
“This tool has a slope function in which you can lock the pendulum and manually turn the device at the specific angle you want and then you can lay out your stair rails, so it’s very versatile.”
Powered by two AA batteries, the tool’s five laser points are visible up to 100 feet and offer accuracy of 1/4” for points and 1/5” for cross lines, with laser line visibility of up to 33 feet, according to Bosch.
A keypad can be used for simple line and point selection. In the self-leveling mode, the GCL 25 offers a leveling range of 4 degrees and alerts users with flashing lines when there is an out-of-level measure. An on/off sliding button provides a pendulum lock function for protection during transport.
The laser retails for $349. Optional accessories include a magnetic target, mounting device, laser glasses and telescoping pole system.
Contact: Bosch Power Tools and Accessories. Tel: 877-267-2499. www.boschtools.com